LONG TERM PLAN FOR YEAR 4 - William Hildyard Church of

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YEAR 4 – LONG TERM PLAN
TERM 1 – USA Class 4 will explore the United States of America by
understanding the geographic magnitude of the country and importance of
the people within it. The first term will focus more readily on the make-up of
America and will home in on contrasting locations in terms of their physical
features…
TERM 2
Geography (more geography units in these terms)
o USA - Locational knowledge - concentrating on their environmental regions, key
physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
o identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern
Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and
Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and
night)
o Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and
physical geography of North America
o Physical geography including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,
mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
o Study human geography including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity
including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food,
minerals and water
o Will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and
describe features studied (USA)
RE
o Harvest – Around the World
o The Story of Joseph
History
o To explore American history through the ages, including study on Martin Luther King
and slavery in America.
o To understand the impact of Independence on America and the rest of the world.
Art
o To create sketches to record their observations and use them to review and revisit
ideas of popular landmarks from around the USA.
o To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and
sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay.
ICT linked by way of research to topic area USA
o To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise
acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about
content and contact.
Science: Electricity – linked to Famous People and the inventions connected to electrical
appliances.
o To identify common appliances that run on electricity
o To construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts,
including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
o To identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on
whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
o To recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether
or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
o To recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being
good conductors
D&T – creation of a POP UP fact-file full of information about a Famous American of the
child’s choice
o
use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative,
functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals
or groups
o
generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated
sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and
computer-aided design
o
select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
[for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
o
evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the
views of others to improve their work
o
apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex
History
o To understand the importance of entertainment in the USA and how
this was used throughout history.
RE
o The Books of the Bible
o The Nativity
Art – linked to Famous People and Artists.
o To study the works of Andy Warhol and POPART to create multimedia
images including the use of technology to manipulate their own selfportrait.
o To study the works and replicate a design from Bridget Riley’s
portfolio of work.
o To produce a silhouette of cityscape representing American landmarks
and symbols.
ICT – linked by way of research to topic area of Famous People
o To understand computer networks including the internet; how they can
provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the
opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
o To use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are
selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
Science: States of matter
o To compare and group materials together, according to whether they
are solids, liquids or gases
o To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or
cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this
happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
o To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the
water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
– FAMOUS PEOPLE – the children will explore famous
Americans and people who have played an important part in our lives…
D&T: Continued from last term
Music:
o
o
o
To use and understand staff and other musical notations
To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and
recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great
composers and musicians
To develop an understanding of the history of music.
Physical Education
o To perform dances using a range of movement patterns
o To compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate
improvement to achieve their personal best.
French
o
o
To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others
understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and
phrases
To appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
Term 3 – Egypt -
During terms 3 and 4 Class 4 will explore the ancient world
of the Egyptians and follow in the footsteps of the Gods and Goddesses and Kings and
Queens of the time. The theme of ancient Egypt will run through all Literacy learning
and be implemented through maths practical investigations too.
History – Ancient Egyptians
o To explore the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an
overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared
o Pupils should develop a chronologically secure knowledge and
understanding of world history – linked to Ancient Egyptians and
earliest civilizations.
o To make inferences and deductions about primary and secondary
sources of information and establish own viewpoint and ideas.
o To classify information in various ways and understand how and why
objects have survived from ancient Egypt
RE
o Easter Story
o Parables and Stories with Moral Meaning
o Bible Stories
Art – to study a range of art produced in Ancient Egyptian times and
replicate using a range of mediums.
o To create sketches using charcoal of Egyptian objects,
hieroglyphics and wall carvings.
o To use clay in order to produce clay Canopic Jars – based on
research project.
Science - Living things and their habitats linked to African habitats…
o To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
o To explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and
name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
o To recognise that environments can change and that this can
sometimes pose dangers to living things
ICT – linked to topic research (use of Ipads to create IBooks on given topic
area and Popplets)
o To select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet
services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range
of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals,
including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and
information (Microsoft Excel learning)
D&T – linked to life in Ancient Egyptian
o Bread – using heat sources as the Egyptians would have done i.e.
Flatbread by heating on a large stone.
Music
o
o
o
To use and understand staff and other musical notations
To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and
recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great
composers and musicians
To develop an understanding of the history of music.
Physical Education
o To attend swimming lessons for a term
French
o
o
To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express
opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
To speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic
language structures
o
Music
o
o
o
structures
understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears,
pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]
To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing
musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
To improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related
dimensions of music
To listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
Physical Education
o To attend swimming lessons for a term
French
o
o
To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and
responding
To explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link
the spelling, sound and meaning of words
TERM 4 – Egypt and Africa -We will move on to explore modern day Egypt and
draw comparisons of how the country has developed and changed. Our geography
aspect will focus around tourism and its impact on society and physical features.
Geography – linked to Africa and life in Egypt (modern and ancient)
o To understand where Egypt is in relation to other countries and to use an atlas to
label a map with the correct information.
o To make deductions about life in the past from pictures of the landscape and learn
how much of the life of Egyptians depended on the Nile
o To understand the role each season plays in the production and harvest of food.
o To understand the experiences of people in Ancient Egypt and study the hierarchical
ruling.
o To learn about the differences in lifestyle between the rich and poor in ancient
Egypt.
o To develop an understanding of what modern Egypt is like and how it contrasts with
Ancient Egypt (Tourism)
RE
o Easter Story
o Parables and Stories with Moral Meaning
o Bible Stories
Art – to study a range of art produced in Ancient Egyptian times and replicate using a range of
mediums.
o To replicate an ancient cartouche using carving in to soap – research to investigate
children’s names in hieroglyphics and ancient symbols to apply too.
Science - Animals, including humans linked to African animals…
o To describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
o To identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
o To construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators
and prey.
ICT – linked to topic research (use of Ipads to create IBooks on given topic area and Popplets)
o To select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a
range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and
content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and
presenting data and information (Microsoft Excel learning)
D&T – linked to life in Ancient Egyptian
o Bread – using heat sources as the Egyptians would have done i.e. Flatbread by heating
on a large stone.
o Water Transportation units (woodwork project).
o To apply understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex
structures (water transportation unit)
Music
o
o
o
To use and understand staff and other musical notations
To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music
drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
To develop an understanding of the history of music.
Term 5 - Roman Britain - Children will investigate the happenings
surrounding the Roman invasion of Britain. They will study the
importance of key figures involved in the invasion, the impact the
Romans had on Britain at that time and how modern Britain has been
forever influenced by the Romans.
History - the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
o
o
o
o
RE
To know that Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC
To understand how powerful the Roman Empire was by AD 42 and the
power the army has
To study the British resistance, including Boudicca and the Celts
Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent and the impact of
technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity
o Islam and the Muslim Faith
Science - Sound
o To identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with
something vibrating
o To recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to
the ear
o To find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the
object that produced it
o To find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of
the vibrations that produced it
o To recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound
source increases.
ICT – Programming Unit
o To design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals,
including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by
decomposing them into smaller parts
Art – Linked to Roman Art and culture
o To create sketches using a panoramic viewpoint.
o To create chalk drawings of the buildings from Roman Times especially
of those in Britain.
D&T – Roman Britain
o To use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of
innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose,
aimed at particular individuals or groups
o To create a Round House using Forest School equipment and resources
(2 of our Forest School Sessions)
Music
o To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices
and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency,
control and expression
o To improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the
inter-related dimensions of music
o To listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing
Term 6 - Roman Britain - During this term children will take part in
Forest Schools Learning on Roman and Celtic living and will be able to
experience what existing at this time would be like.
Geography – Linked to Roman Times – Mount Vesuvius 79CE
o To ask geographical questions and use geographical vocabulary –
plates, earth surface, etc.
o To use globes, maps & atlases and study significant locations &
environments (Pompeii)
o To recognise some physical processes; explain how these cause
changes in our environment, e.g. volcanic eruptions.
o To identify & describe reasons for, & results of historical events
i.e. eruption of Mount Vesuvius 79CE.
o Recognise the past is represented & interpreted in different ways.
o Communicate understanding & experience of geographic happenings
in a variety of ways.
o To use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the
human and physical features in the local area using a range of
methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital
technologies (Stibbington Trip/Flag Fen etc.)
RE
o God and His Wonderful World
o Important People
Sound
o To find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the
object that produced it
o To find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength
of the vibrations that produced it
o To recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the
sound source increases.
ICT
o To use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with
variables and various forms of input and output
Art –
o To record their observations and use them to review and revisit
ideas
o To create clay coil pots in the style of Roman pottery, using our
prior knowledge of clay work.
D&T –
o To cook and paint in the ways Ancient Romans would – Nettle Soup
and outdoor/natural painting techniques (1 of our Forest School
Sessions)
o To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through
discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded
diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
Physical Education
o To develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through
athletics and gymnastics]
o To compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to
achieve their personal best.
French
o
o
o
To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when
they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
To read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
To describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
o
aural memory
To use and understand staff and other musical notations
Physical Education
o To attend swimming lessons for a term
o To compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate
improvement to achieve their personal best.
French
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions
and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
To speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic
language structures
To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others
understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and
phrases
To present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
To broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand
new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including
through using a dictionary
To write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new
sentences, to express ideas clearly
To broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand
new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including
through using a dictionary
o
o
To evaluate their ideas and products against their own design
criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
Motorised Roman Chariots created using our electrical learning
from previous terms
Music –
To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and
recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great
composers and musicians
o To develop an understanding of the history of music.
Physical Education –
o To use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in
combination
o To play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for
example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball,
rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for
attacking and defending
o
French –
o
To write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new
sentences, to express ideas clearly
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